Meet the team

Researchers, commercial partners and the Bitpanda team are contributing to the success of the Pantos project.


The project was conceived by the team behind Bitpanda, one of the fastest-growing fintechs in Europe.

Bitpanda’s business expertise helps Pantos with the transition from research and technical white papers to being a fully-functional product with technology made available to end users in a simple and accessible way. The expertise of researchers in their respective fields combined with Bitpanda's industry knowledge is a formula that is instrumental to Pantos' success.

Pantos Team

Eric Demuth

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Demuth is an entrepreneur with an eSports background. Having been active in the financial industry in London and Vienna since 2009, he also founded his...

Paul Klanschek

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Klanschek first heard of Bitcoin back in 2010 and has been fascinated by the implications of blockchain technology in the financial sector and other ind...

Christian Trummer

Chief Scientist

Christian Trummer is a software developer and entrepreneur. After founding three software companies and having been involved in the crypto community since 20...

Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad

Deputy CEO & COO

Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad is the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO at Bitpanda. He is in charge of the whole product life cycle (product development) as...

Markus Levonyak

Lead Developer

Markus Levonyak is the Lead Blockchain Developer for Pantos at Bitpanda. He is responsible for transforming our research results into a working product. Mark...

Cosmin Cazac

Lead Frontend Developer

Cosmin is the Lead Frontend Developer at Pantos. He is responsible for frontend solutions, possessing a broad professional background in software engineering...

Léon Marino

Product Ops

Léon is responsible for product operations & partnerships at Pantos. His goal is to build high-quality partnerships by leveraging relationships in the De...

Marsel Nenaj

Head of Communication

Marsel is the Project Communications Lead for Pantos and is responsible for the content production & strategy. He has been part of the Pantos project &am...

Luis Hauenstein

Product Manager

Luis is the Product Manager for Pantos at Bitpanda. He closely collaborates with the development team and designers to conceptualize and release new features...

Jacek Varky

Senior Blockchain Developer

Jacek is a highly-skilled and experienced blockchain developer. He will be working on upcoming blockchain integrations of Pantos.

Dănuț Ilisei

Blockchain Developer

Dănuț joined Pantos to work on further blockchain integrations for the Pantos network. He is currently finishing his Master's Degree at the TU München and is...

Denys Arkhipenko

Frontend Developer

Denys is a developer with many years of experience in various IT development projects. As part of the Pantos team, he will focus on the frontend development...


Christian Doppler Laboratory Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things.

The CDL-BOT is an application-oriented research laboratory where expert scientists cooperate with innovative companies. The laboratory is funded by the Austrian government and the commercial partners, the Pantos GmbH and the IOTA Foundation.

Technische Universität Hamburg

Stefan Schulte

Professor TU Hamburg

Stefan is a professor at the TU Hamburg and is the head of CDL-BOT. In 2010, Stefan finished his PhD at the TU Darmstadt summa cum laude. He joined the TU Wi...

Michael Sober

PhD Student TU Hamburg

Michael Sober is a research assistant and PhD student at the Institute of Data Engineering at the TU Hamburg. After finishing his bachelor’s studies in Softw...

Technische Universität Wien

Matteo Maffei

Professor TU Wien

Matteo is professor and head of the research unit “Security and Privacy” at the TU Wien. He joined the TU Wien in 2017 after 11 years at Saarland University....

Giulia Scaffino

PhD Student TU Wien

Giulia Scaffino is a PhD student at the TU Wien. After completing her MSc in Nuclear Physics in 2019, she now works in the TU Wien’s Security and Privacy res...

IOTA Foundation

Dominik Schiener

Co-Founder IOTA Foundation

Dominik Schiener is the Chairman of the Board of Directors & Co-Founder of the IOTA Foundation and as the founder of the IOTA project, is also one of the...

William “Billy” Sanders

Director of Research IOTA Foundation

William Sanders is the Director of Research at the IOTA Foundation. His background is in pure maths, specifically commutative algebra and category theory. He...

Commercial Partners

Pantos is collaborating with commercial partners who support our vision and want to build on top of the Pantos Network.

Currently, there are two commercial partners. Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) is a leading corporate and investment bank headquartered in Austria and is active in 13 markets in Central and Eastern Europe, serving almost 18 million customers. 

Raiffeisen Bank International

Vid Hribar

Blockchain Hub, RBI

After finishing his studies in Law, Vid Hribar has gained experience in consultancy, legal practice and banking. At RBI, he is managing and steering blockcha...

Austrian Blockchain Center

Klaus Pirklbauer

Chief Executive Officer ABC

Klaus Pirklbauer is Chief Executive Officer of the ABC. After completing his doctorate at the University of Linz, Dr. Pirklbauer spent years as a researcher...

Alexander Eisl

Chief Scientific Officer ABC

Alexander Eisl is Chief Scientific Officer of the Austrian Blockchain Center and Co-Founder of FINcredible GmbH. His current research focuses on cryptocurren...

Vinzenz Treytl

Senior Researcher

Vinzenz Treytl is a senior researcher at ABC Research and a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the WU Wien. His...

ICO Partners
Bitcoin Austria RIAT Komodo Lisk Waves

Additional research partners

London Business School

We are proud to expand our network of renowned universities, by partnering up with the world-famous London Business School. In the course of this partnership...